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marco rubio, who issued a statement that said, in part, president obama is again using his power by imposing his policies via executive fiat. mr. obama pleaded with americans to confront congress directly. >> ask them what's more important. doing whatever it takes to get a "a" grade from the gun lobby or giving parents some peace of mind when they drop their child off for first grade. >> reporter: he even show cased children who have written him since newtown. >> she said, "i know that laws have to be passed by congress, but i beg you to try very hard." [ light laughter ] julie, i will try very hard. >> reporter: chuck todd, nbc news, the white house. >>> this is john yang in chicago where residents deal with gun violence virtually every day. last year, there were more than 510 murders, more than the number of u.s. troops killed in afghanistan. 86% of the homicides involved a gun. in one chicago interview, nothing president obama did would change that. >> i believe chicago already has very strict gun laws and we have, like, one of the highest crime rates in the country. so how is
the massacre at sandy hook," said republican senator marco rubio, adding, "president obama is targeting the second amendment rights of law-abiding citizens." still, democrat patrick leahy, who chairs the senate judiciary committee, told an audience at georgetown university he intends to hold hearings on the proposals starting in two weeks. >> there are some who say nothing will pass. i disagree with that. what i'm interested in is what we can get. >> reporter: and that might mean putting the assault weapons ban on the back burner in favor of less-controversial measures. california democrat mike thompson leads the party's new gun task force and is a gun owner himself. >> i think we need to look at each piece as to how much good it will do if it passes, and we need to prioritize. and the two areas that i think are most important are universal background checks and the assault magazines. >> reporter: and do you think that those two things stand a fighting chance in this congress? >> oh, yeah. i'm the eternal optimist. >> reporter: the republican house speaker, john boehner, said he will wa
announcement a few minutes ago. florida senator marco rubio out saying the president is abusing his power by using this executive fiat. that is what marco rubio is saying. some more on his reaction and the reaction from washington, d.c. and beyond in just a moment.
that plays into republican arguments like marco rubio who said this today on fox. >> there is a second amendment. i didn't write the constitution. i believe in it. if you are going to do anything that impacts it. it better make some sense. here is the problem that i have by the president's own admission, the things that they're putting forward would have done nothing to prevent what happened, for example, in connecticut. >> and that's why top democratic senator is telling me privately he thinks it's much more likely that the president will not get a ban on assault weapons. but, instead, will get something that's less controversial like a national background check, having a system like that. that's more likely to go through, bill. >> bill: ed, thank you. ed henry at the white house tonight. victims and first responders have returned to the scene of the massacre in colorado. this after almost six months after a man opened fire inside of a crowded movie theater there they were attending a private ceremony at this hour. that includes the showing of a movie inside the very same building whe
but of course violence control. and marco rubio has been weighing in on the government's proposals. >> what they proposed today will not affect anything that has happened in any of those places. >> i'm wondering if this is a bit of a problem, chip, as some other issues have been for republicans in the past that you have to talk like that if you want to get the nomination. it's going to be a little bit more difficult when you get to the general election. >> they're pretty tough words no question. right now like we said, we are a long way away from that. but there's another way, i think we can talk about the issues, talk about what we would do, and not be negative. i this that's the pathway to take. >> so you think chris christie is being smarter on this? >> i think they have all got to take their own path, but talk about what we believe and why we're standing up for our second amendment rights. >> we talked a little bit about hillary clinton, you also have joe biden, he's been ahead of this issue for a long time and a pers -- and senator gill brand, used to talk about how she had a gun under
is so spotty and so -- they don't really get it. a need fresh leadership. marco rubio is a name that comes out at you at the top, could be someone we don't know about. stuart: you want young, pleasant, optimistic, fresh and republican. charles: when the economy, part business leaders have to jettison some things. you have to throw some things overboard. the water is leaking, you can't hold on to every nook and cranny. forget about the marriage. i am telling you, forget about all the other things, these nonsensical things in the grand scheme of things. what is the number-1 priority to prosperity and freedom for the country? stick with those things and throw the of the things overboard. stuart: we have reached agreement. back to nicole petallides. netflix. have you crossed and gone above $100 a share? nicole: it is jumping up the whole year, let's see where it is, hundred dollars, $0.40 a share, and of 3%. a couple quick fox, jenny capital comes alibi rating from neutral. you don't care about analysts but what you do care about is why they're doing it. competition that everybody t
george. charles: you mention the second amendment. i want to play a clip from senator marco rubio and get your reaction. >> i think the president doesn't have the guts to admit it, does not believe in the second amendment although he said he is. these guys, the second amendment is in the constitution. i didn't write the constitution and needed to you. if he doesn't want the second amendment to be in the constitution or a few wants to reform the second amendment have the guts to admit that. judge napolitano: senator rubio is right. in an unguarded moment when he was senator obama heat mock religion and people who claimed done for security. that is an indication of his feelings about them. when it comes to a tradition the city of chicago which was so anti second amendment the supreme court of the united states, a two majority opinions to tell chicago you can't stop people from purchasing and keeping arms in their home. the president comes from that tradition and senator rubio is correct. charles: let's check the markets. last time we checked the dow was up 32 points and starting to gain fra
, senator marco rubio. steve will have the mask off. good morning. president obama will unveil his gun control agenda later today. it is sure to have pro-gun advocates seeing red when they get the news. we're hearing the president will call for some of the most sweeping changes to gun laws we've seen in decades including executive orders that go around congress. some are comparing to what was passed in the late 1960s. big morning of news. bill hemmer. good to have you here on "america's newsroom". martha: good morning. i'm martha maccallum. hey, bill. the president is set to make the announcement at white house surrounded by law enforcement officials and children who wrote him letters about gun violence. bill: interesting staging. the national rifle association, the nra, already fighting back with a tough ad that is on the airwaves now. watch this. >> mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes but he is just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids, and gun free zones for ours. bill: that is part of it. wendell gole
in that regard. >> and marco rubio said, in regards to the president's 23 executive actions, which is going to cost about $500 million, he said nothing the president is proposing would have stopped the massacre at sandy hook. he's targeting 2nd amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. the last two massacres we've had in organize oregon and here in this one, the guns were stolen. >> lock up the guns, maybe a locking mechanism. if you buy a gun, you have to have a locking mechanism on it. you gotta lock 'em up. >>> the defense secretary says the u.s. will take all necessary steps to deal the hostage crisis going on right now in algeria. at least three americans believed to be among the dozens of foreigners kidnapped by an al qaeda-linked group. the militants said the attack was in revenge for algeria's support of france's military attack in mali. >>> in california, a fired middle school teacher that worked as a porn actress will not get her job back. a three-judge an in oxnard rejected her appeal to the return to the courtroom, saying she was unfit for service as a teacher. she lost her job
with the sweeping new gun control proposals they say released yesterday. republican senator marco rubio says the newt town shooting gave mr. obama the political footing he needed to take on gun rights in america. here is with bill o'reilly on the factor last night. >> i think this is what he wanted to do with his entire political career. he uses opportunity to do it and use every rhetorical device to do it. >> does he think banning assault weapons will stop mass murder? >> i think he believes that. the president doesn't have guts to say it doesn't believe in the second amendment. the second amendment is in the constitution. i didn't write the constitution. neither did you. neither did he. if he doesn't want the second amendment to be in the constitution have the guts to admit that. bill: there is lot of reaction. monica crowley, radio talk show host, doug cone, former advisor to president bill clinton. morning to both of you. what do you think about what senator rubio said about the president and second amendment. >> there is lot of wariness and caution on the republican side. they are worri
the senate, but he's not making any promises. florida republican senator marco rubio on "fox & friends" this morning says the president doesn't understand the second amendment. >> there's a second amendment. i didn't write the constitution. it's in there, and i believe in it. and so if you are going to do anything that impacts it, it better make some sense. and here's the problem that i have. by the president's own admission, the things they're putting forward would have done nothing to prevent what happened, for example, in connecticut. i've got four children, i've got my own four children, and i'm deeply worried about this. like everyone, i was outraged about what happened in connecticut. i'm for anything that would prevent horrible things like this from happening again. but this is not about guns, this is about violence. and what we really should be focused on is what is creating this violence in our culture. >> reporter: republicans also blame the mental health system for failing to keep guns out of the hands of people who shouldn't have them, but they've criticized mr. obama's cal
statement after statement expressing their opposition florida's marco rubio told fox news restricting assault weapons would not prevent mass murder. >> i think the president doesn't have the guts to admit it, is not a believer in the second amendment although he states he is. >> reporter: mr. obama's proposals include reinstating the assault weapons ban which congress let lapse in 2004 and limiting the number of bullets in high capacity magazines to ten, but even getting those measures through the democratically controlled senate will be difficult. north dakota's heidi heidcamp opposes the gun restrictions. >> this is wrong headed. we need to be doing things that actually achieve a result and that's not something i am convinced will achieve the intended result. >> reporter: there are other proposals on the president's list that have bipartisan support like cracking down on gun trafficking and imposing universal background checks. >> if you want to buy a gun, whether it's from a licensed dealer or a private seller you should at least have to show you are not a
, take a look at this picture. florida senator marco rubio with glakstone ceo steve schwartzman yesterday, and yes, those are some penguins. the photos at the bottom of the picture are penguins from sea world orlando who happened to be in schwartzman's new york office when rubio happened to stop by because that's what you do, you have penguins in your office when you have a big private equity firm. the penguins are part of the antarctica exhibit at the new york travel show that's coming up this weekend. >>> still ahead on "squawk box," thinking outside the box to pay down our nation's debt. economist miles kimball wants the u.s. to create a sovereign wealth fund that would focus on profit making. he'll explain at 8:40 a.m. >>> welcome back to "squawk box." right now, futures up 15 points. that's more than 10. a side car on a motorcycle. that would be fun. you've got to admit. >> by the way, somebody tweeted us an old sort of antique picture of two guys, with a motorcycle and the side car and they said joe and andrew. >> you won't have to shift. >> i will do all and sit there in pure terro
at it when it happens. >> reporter: marco rubio dismissed the president's plan. guns are not the problem. criminals with evidence nil their heart is. what's in the plan? a ban on military style assault weapons, limits op high-capacity magazines, that might have reduced the number of victims in recent shootings, universal background checks that could have prevented the columbine high school gunman from purchasing from a private seller. >> this is our first task as a society. keeping our children safe. >> reporter: to reinforce that point, mr. obama shared the stage with four children who had written letters to him since newtown. >> on the letter that julie wrote me, she said i know that laws have to be passed by congress. but i beg you to try very hard. julie, i will try very hard. >> also greeting the president, 10-year-old teja goode. >> you don't want to lose your life over one little thing, luke a bullet. >> reporter: before signing nearly two dozen executive actions, the president called on americans to ask representatives what's more important? >> doing whatever it takes to get an "
. we will look at it when that happens. >> reporter: florida senator marco rubio dismissed the president's plan. guns are not the problem, criminals with evil in their hearts and mentally ill people prone to violence are. what's included in the new package? a ban on military-style assault we will weapons, like the ones used last month in newtown and last sumner aurora, limits on high-cap pays the magazines that might have reused the number who have victims in both those cities and universal background checks that could have prevented the columbine high school gunman from buying weapon from a private sell here had bought it at a gun show. >> this is our first task as a society, keeping our children safe. >> reporter: to reinforce that point, mr. obama shared the stage with four children who had written letters to him since newtown. >> in the letter that julia wrote me, she said, "i know that laws have to be passed by congress. but i beg to you try very hard." julia, i will try very hard. >> reporter: also greeting the president, 10-year-old taisha good. >> you don't want to
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